Foster's Lager | Foster's Group Limited

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62
poor
2,020 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foster's Group Limited
Australia
fosters.com.au

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 07-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,020
Reviews:
637
Avg:
2.6
pDev:
24.62%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
324
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TheWolfofMibu
1/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I bought the 25 oz can for $2.50, thinking it'd likely be a good value. But boy, was I wrong. This is supposed to be beer, not water. Pure swill. The ABV is supposedly 5%, but seems more like 2-3%. There is barely any taste to speak of and what I was able to taste was a bit of malt. I took a few sips and poured the rest down the toilet. Perhaps I've been spoiled, since my introduction to beer was Sierra Nevada Torpedo, but this is the first brew I've never been able to finish.

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Photo of DocRoc
3.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - Golden in color, thin head dissipates < 20 sec.
S - Sweet grains...corn and malt
T - Taste like is smells, a lower ABV malt liquor.
M - light to medium to mouthfeel, goes easy on the palate with a "drink more" appealing aftertaste
O - A good go to everyday beer for those who don't ride high horses.

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Photo of Dools9
2.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Tiernan
2.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HopHunter19
2.45/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Good swill, crushable. Something id have trouble slamming in early high school... so slightly better than busch light :).

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Photo of Kubishark
2.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It's really not as bad as some people would lead you to believe. It's just not that good either.

Had on tap at Outback Steakhouse, where else? It's clear and yellow, not much carbonation, smells like any AAL. Tastes like corn and a bit of hops, but not much. Feels light and sessionable, though I'm in no rush to have another anytime soon.

Overall it's fine. It's like PBR to me. I'm not gonna go out of my way to get this, but if it's around I might have one.

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Photo of Sexmortus
3.71/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edie
2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mpt2222
2.44/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Schlitz74
2.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the classic oil can into a big mug, it has a pillowy white soapy head, the beer in neither bad nor great, it is easy drinking with no bad after taste, it would be refreshing on a hot day. This is better than a lot of adjunct lagers.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

25.7 oz oil can poured into English pint glass.

L - Pours a clear, golden straw color typical of other AAL, maybe a little darker. Maybe it pours differently from the oil can or I had a bad pour, but it left a thick two inches of head that disappeared like a magic trick, but plenty of bubbles.

S - Corn, cereal grain, grass, earthy malt, a little metallic oil so it might be a can that held actual oil at one point.

T - Surprisingly better than any Bud Light or Coors I've had. Very biscuit-malt heavy up front, little to no hops, definitely a sweet corn syrup flavor that lingers but I'm a fan of the aftertaste it leaves.

F - Light-bodied, very drinkable, lots of carbonation with a slightly dry, watery finish.

O - I can't imagine this is the beer/product that represents/hails from Australia, but it's good marketing--and kudos on the can. Can't beat $2.50 for one of these. Sure, it's low-grade swill and there's lots of better beers out there, but this stuff is drinkable, not hoppy but not too sweet, and you can't beat the price.

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Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

All I have to say is it's better than Bud, Coors or any of the other US lagers. Is it the next Pliny the Elder? No. but it is a decent affordable lager. Malty, light, a little bitterness on the finish, no skunkiness, a solid lager. Nuff said.

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Photo of DRRSTAR
2.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ILOVEHAM
1.71/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of pshu
3.53/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
2.22/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
2.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

clear straw gold with a sudsy white head, nice lacing, tons of carbonation. on the nose is corn, hay, grass, sweet grain. taste is pretty rough, finishes on this slightly bitter metallic note. damn this is pretty much undrinkable.

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Photo of RR58
2.8/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of singletary
3.43/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdt88
3.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vainosuomi
2.16/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of MattMorin
1/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
1/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is soo bad. I never would have guessed beer could be this bad. Absolute skinny/nasty beer. Nothing good to say about it. They need to spend less money on advertising and more on r&d to make better beer.

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Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
2.6 out of 5 based on 2,020 ratings.
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